Oksana Mirzoyan is an Armenian-American artist whose work focuses on themes of war, sexuality/gender, unresolved emotions and identity through sense of place. Mirzoyan was born in the former Soviet Union. Her family fled to the USA after they became refugees due to the Baku pogroms.
Mirzoyan’s films have screened internationally in over ten countries and at film festivals including Clermand-Ferrand (France), Camerimage (Poland) and DokuFest (Kosovo). Her short film, "140 Drams” took top prize as Best International Short Film at Izmir Film Festival (Turkey), an Honorable Mention at the Pomegranate Film Festival (Canada) and was recognized by the ICG Emerging Cinematographer Awards (USA). “140 Drams” was selected by Atom Egoyan for his curated section “Diaspora: Atom Egoyan & Armenia” at Fribourg International Film Festival (Switzerland). Her first feature film, "Abysm," received Locarno International Film Festival’s (Switzerland) Open Doors Award. In 2016 she was awarded a Kresge Artist Fellowship.
Mirzoyan’s work has taken her to some of the most remote corners of the world where she has worked on both personal projects and humanitarian causes. Currently she is documenting the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict in the South Caucasus and working with Halo Trust, an organization clearing landmines from the region.